Last week they worked out a trio of tight ends, but didn’t end up signing any of them. This week the Chiefs will reportedly work out former New York Giants and New England Patriots tight end Jake Ballard.
Despite the long layoff, Fasano looked good in the Chiefs victory over the Houston Texans and back Sean McGrath did an admirable job filling in while he was hurt. Adding a guy like Ballard would solidify the depth behind those two and likely mean the end of third-string TE Kevin Brock’s time in Kansas City.
Ballard went from undrafted free agent in 2010 to one of Eli Manning’s favorite targets during the Giants Super Bowl run in 2011. He played in 14 games in 2011, catching 38 passes for 604 yards and four touchdowns.
Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in the Super Bowl and ultimately was cut by the Giants during the offseason.
After unexpectedly claimed off waivers by the Patriots, Ballard spent 2012 on the physically unable to perform list and was cut before final cuts this season.
Now he’ll look to re-start his career and it could be with the undefeated Chiefs.